Tech Talks #3: Microchips, Lync & Klout


By Hannah Wakeman

General
10 May 2012

I have to say Tech Talks #3 was noticeably different to the first two. We were in a new venue (Armada House), we had a higher attendance (85 in total) and we had a speaker from the outside… (London). Thanks to SW Computer Services we now have the videos of the talks.

The first speaker was David May who is a British Computer Scientist, a professor at the University of Bristol and the founder of XMOS a semiconductor company. To date he holds 50 patents and his talk examined the progression of microchips and the influence that Bristol, and he himself has had on this development:

Next up was SpiderGroup’s founder James Cook, whose talk ‘The Missing Lync’ examined unified communications and the impact that this will have on the workplace:

Finally, our last speaker was Thomas Power, who created a great deal of hype during and after the event when he gave his opinion on Klout and the future of the web:

The tweets have been continuing ever since on #TechTalks and feedback has been very interesting. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event although Thomas Powers talk was like Marmite, people either loved or hated it.

Did you attend? What’s your verdict?

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